Alexander Ross: Princes are to be shepherds, not tyrants

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Reformed Covenanter

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Given that it is an extract from a work of political philosophy, I decided to post the one in the philosophy section:

This is to put no difference between the Father and Butcher of his Country, between the Shepherd and the wolf, between sharing and fleeing of the sheep. A King governs, and is governed by laws; a tyrant hath no law but his will; jus est in armis, opprimit leges timor. [emphasis added]

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RPEphesian

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When is it oppression you submit to, and when is it tyranny you refuse to obey and resist? Some opinions floating out there seem to null the authority of such a one described here.
 
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